Jordan Peele's second major film "US", is a film i would suggest you clear your mind and prepare for it to be challenged. We are set with our leading character "Adelaide Wilson" played by Lupita Nyongo where she is accompanied by her family of 4, including her Husband to a weekend away.
Traumatised by her past, Adelaide is convinced something bad is going to creep up on her and becomes very protective amongst her family. Her two kids get tired of the journey, while her Husband "Gabe Wilson" played by Winston Duke insists the kids can go to a local Carnival to let off some steam.
Lets just say when they go home nothing is the same again. The Wilson family lives are at risk and they must do whatever it takes to survive.
Personal Rating - 7.5 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.9
With times changing and Ladies getting more lead rules, its not different this would be the case in a superhero universe. Its no Wonder Woman when it comes to the overall film experience but its still a likeable character that Marvel always seem to get right when it comes to their franchises.
Brie Larson who plays "Carol Danvers" aka Captain Marvel is witty, funny and bad ass. What more could you want from Marvel's first female Superhero film, well i tell you this, she will be an important role in the forthcoming film "infinity War" which i'm sure will be a thrilling rollercoaster of emotion when its released.
Any Marvel fan who has endured this 10 year journey will only be gasping for more and might find this film a filler but its still a film worth seeing.
Taraji P stars as "Ali Davies", a excellent sports agent trying to make it to the next level amongst the men in her company, but soon finds out she is being cast out due to being a lady.
She becomes desperate to stay at the top of her game and seeks psychic advice, turning into a blur of drinks and wakes up having a special gift, which is knowing how men think.
It's save to say that the film could have been a little better than how it turned out but due to other films from the past that have done this formula, its not a classic and Taraji's charismatic presence keeps this film together else it could have been a little worse. One for the chill zone at home when you can't find anything else.
Personal Rating - 6.7 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.1
This is great story exploiting how the courts were biased on the bases of sex in the early 70's. Felicity Jones who plays "Ruth Bader Ginsburg" studied at the well renowned Harvard.
Martin, her husband brings a case for her to work on, which was a tax law case about a man who had to hire a nurse to look after his ageing Mother. During this time Men was not eligible for a tax deduction due to a written law that was not updated and was basically sexist to Men.
Ruth has to find a way that the current internal revenue code was discriminating. She would build a case, challenging as many laws, which in tern would be the cataylst for other past and future cases to be given the right equality, and forcing the laws to be re-written, in the eyes of Justice.
Personal Rating - 7.5 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.9
Set in the deep south of North America in the early 60's, we follow the story of an African American pianist "Don Shirley" played by Mahershala Ali and his straight talking Italian American "Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga" played by Viggo Mortensen.
Shirley an exceptional classical and jazz player touring the country. He finds himself in areas where African Americans aren't welcome and has to hire a driver and bodyguard. Frank is appointment and both bond a surprisingly powerful friendship that brings them close in a time where segregation was high.
Mahershala Ali plays this role brilliantly and is definitely up for a winning performance in this film. Love true stories that come to live well this one will have you laughing and gripping with emotion for the two man characters.
Personal Rating - 8.2 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 8.2
As the second part of this addictive franchise, we focus on the awkward yet adorable character that is "Emmet" played by Chris Pratt. Like most films sequels they don't tend to live up to their originals and this film does that.
With its underlying story about his younger sister wanting to play, this lego movie will pull on your heart strings at the end. If your looking for fun, whacky theme tunes to sing along then this film is the ticket for you.
Personal Rating - 7.7 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.7
Based on a 90's Manga series, this is set in many centuries in the future, where a girl called Alita is found in the scrapyard by a cyber Doctor called Igo. After saving her life and building her a new body, Alita can't remember her past and starts to wonder how is she possessed with such high spec combating skills and begins to unravel her distant memory for the truth. Chrstoph Waltz who plays "Dr Igo"
Spectacular CGI visuals throughout this story and a must watch for those who like a fighting Sci-fi.
Personal Rating - 7.9 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.2
Jennifer Lopez plays the hardworking assistant manager "Maya Vargas" looking for a promotion, but like in many cases the resumé doesn't match the role she's going for. Despite her not being what the management is looking for on paper her track record dealing with clients on a day to day definitely speaks volumes. Will she find a way to become what she surely believes she is more than capable of.
This is a decent chick flick if thats what your looking for with enough comedy to have you laughing of course, and has a fine balance of modern leading female empowering moments. One for all to watch when the weather isn't so great and want to have a easy watch.
Personal Rating - 6.2 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.8
Following from the film Split, Director N M Shyamalan tries to tie in the classic movie Unbreakable and Spilt to give you this decent trilogy featuring the usual suspects of Bruce Wilis as "Rainman aka David Dunn", Samuel L Jackson as "Glass aka Elijah Price" and James McAvoy "Beast aka Kevin Wendall Crumbs"
If you haven't watched it the previous 2 movies i would ideally advise it to make this film more enjoyable. The film lacks it being a classic film in terms of its quality but there's still enough entertaining moments throughout the movie that makes this worth your while.
Personal Rating - 7.1 | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.7